The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
UW-Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Schools oral history project records
Repository: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library. Archives
Collection Description (Extant): Audio cassette recordings of interviews with twelve former Milwaukee Public School administrators, teachers and seven former students, conducted as part of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) History Department research project examining the decline of Milwaukee public schools. The interviews provide information on various perspectives of changes, dating from the 1920s through the 1980s, on the administration of the schools; modernization of the curriculum; the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association; student attitudes, discipline, and social life; parental involvement; race relations, especially for African American teachers; and public support for education. The collection also contains written abstracts of the interviews, but no verbatim transcriptions were written. Copies are available for most of interviews.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: UWM Archival Collection 82
Extent: .8 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-mil-uwmac0082
Interviewees: Hester Besteda, Grace Iacolucci, John Jackson
Rights (Extant): No restrictions on access except for two of the cassette tapes. Consult an archivist for details.
Head Start Program (U.S.)
Racism in education